Live music is more sought after than ever, and a wide array of artists are getting back on tour – and many are coming together for the first time in years. While it can be fun to see your favorite music artist live, you have to ask yourself how much you’re willing to spend on tickets.
From Bruce Springsteen to Taylor Swift, it seems that everyone is headed on tour in 2023. We’ve compiled a list of the most expensive concert tickets so you can learn more about the price points for the various artists and bands on tour.
The highest concert ticket prices have been established using a few different sources. In order to create the list, we considered several factors.
- Ticket prices: We used sources like AllMusic and Ticketmaster to determine what the tickets were being sold for.
- Band websites: We used many of the band websites to learn about how comprehensive their tour is and what cities they’ll be hitting.
- Music blogs: We referred to several music blogs to hear about the discussion of concert tickets, including availability and resale prices.
12. Peter Gabriel
- Date: September 30, 2023
- Price: $180
Peter Gabriel is a GRAMMY recipient six times over, with a whirlwind worldwide “Back to Front” tour in 2012 that bordered on spectacular.
Formerly the frontman for Genesis, the effects specialist included video screens and other technology along with superhuman energy to excite and exhilarate his audience. There is an inkling of an idea that the artist might be ready to release his new album following the tour.
Perhaps he might surprise concertgoers with a preview. He’s very spontaneous. His tour started in MAy is long anticipated after a seven-year absence and will last for roughly a month in Europe. The North American aspect of his tour kicked off in Quebec City on September 8.
11. Arctic Monkeys
- Date: September 3, 2023
- Price: $198
The first single for the Arctic Monkeys immediately went to No. 1 on the singles chart in the UK. The infectious “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” had their fanbase and the press touting them as “the next big thing.”
Everyone waited with great anticipation for the album released shortly titled “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not.”
The band album, “The Car,” is their seventh released album, with the “orchestral rock.” The tour has focused on UK, Ireland, Europe, and North America. The special guests vary by location.
10. Fall Out Boy
- Venue: Climate Pledge Arena
- Date: March 1, 2023
- Price: $5000+
Fall Out Boy has had a significant amount of success as an emo rock band since 2001 when they formed. Now, with a new cover of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” they emerged on a large world tour for 2023. Since that success, they added more tour dates to continue throughout 2024.
Many venues have sold out, with VIP tickets averaging about $300 for the experience to be one of the first ones in with merchandise. As events sell out, the floor seats become highly sought after, often selling for thousands as resales.
9. Elton John
- Venue: AAMI Park in Melbourne
- Date: January 13, 2023
- Price: $349
The legend known as Elton John started out on a tour in 2020 but was moved around for a few years due to the coronavirus. Now, the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour has allowed him to get back on stage.
While most of the tour dates covered 2022, he did a few final “encore” shows in 2023, which were all found in Australia.
8. The Weeknd
- Venue: Auckland, New Zealand
- Date: December 9, 2023
- Price: $791 (not for VIP experiences)
The Weeknd has played 4,000 + shows today with a GRAMMY-winning “Starboy” album under his belt. He has toured worldwide with many artists beginning in 2011 with Drake on stage in Toronto. “Dawn FM” is the artist’s latest album, released roughly a year ago, leading him on the road.
They gained a significant amount of popularity after playing at the Super Bowl in 2021. After their halftime show, they decided to focus on going back to the studio – and now, they have a tour for 2023.
While he spent the majority of last year supporting the album, The Weekend intends to continue the “After Hours Til Dawn Tour with a second leg that started in June when he’ll be in Manchester and then head to Latin America and Europe in the fall. Dojo Cat will be his opener across the full tour.
- Venue: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta
- Date: November 15, 2023
- Price: $2117
The British band is beloved worldwide with massive accolades, top-selling covers, many tours, and numerous awards. The release of “Yellow” in 2000 afforded the band international acclaim and helped them to establish “Parachutes,” an album that received nominations for the Mercury Prize.
Their achievements include seven GRAMMYS, eight BRITS, five MTV music awards, and an astounding 25 nominations. They have sold roughly 60 million albums worldwide with extensive worldwide touring and numerous charitable causes they support.
The current world tour is a first since 2017, supporting “Music of the Spheres.” They have also extended their tour in 2023 to include even more North American dates throughout the fall. This includes Seattle and all along the West Coast, with cities in the US and Canada.
6. Harry Styles
- Venue: Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, NL
- Date: June 5, 2023
- Price: Started at $385 just to get in
The descriptions that follow this artist are “moves comparable to Mick Jagger and a sort of charisma similar to Paul McCartney with vibrant star quality.” Screaming pop fans can’t be wrong, nor can music critics who loved his 201 “Live on Tour” first-time-out solar tour.
It’s not surprising that Harry Styles manages to sell out almost everywhere he goes. Not only is he entertaining but he was also the front for One Direction, which was popular for years – and still holds a cult following within the music world.
In 2023, you can anticipate seeing the tour to promote “Harry’s House,” released in 2022, navigating through Europe and the United Kingdom, hitting the stage with “Wet Leg and Koffee.”
- Venue: Boardwalk Hall Arena, Atlantic City
- Date: November 25, 2023
- Price: $903
GloRilla considers her style as “crunk and dominant” without mistaking the sound and trajectory toward “rap domination.” “FNF (Let’s Go) from 2022 was a breakout hit for the artist produced by Hitkidd and slingshotting her directly into the spotlight.
It started as a sensation going viral on TikTok, going to Spotify, where it saw over 32 million streams and then Billboard’s No. 1 R&B/Hip-Hop and 11 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart.
She further secured a nomination for Song of the Year at the BET Hip Hop Awards after only seven months as well as a nomination for BestRap Performance at the 2023 Grammys.
The singer was also nominated as the Favorite Female Hip Hop Artist for the American Music Awards and won the BET 2022 award for BestBreakthrough Hip Hop Artist.
Following her latest release of “Anyways. Life’s Great,” the rapper announced a tour beginning in South Carolina. While the tickets aren’t that expensive, the meet & greet can run up to an extra $5,000.
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Venue: JMA Wireless Dome, Syracuse
- Date: April 14, 2023
- Price: $536
The 80s Los Angeles rock band is a pioneer in the industry. Their music is a blend, unlike sounds anyone had heard before. They were so well-received off the gate that their debut album sold 300,000 copies.
They have 12 albums, the latest being “Unlimited Love,” using their original guitarist. With the four original members in tow, the band has taken the road to tour the new album.
The band has numerous accolades, including being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and being a GRAMMY winner. What can you anticipate in 2023 from this eclectic group? The guest list includes “The Roots, Iggy Pop, Thundercat, The Mars Volta, St. Vincent, and the Strokes.
This is supposed to be an “absurdly” massive tour for North America, and many tickets are selling out, which leads to resales that get out of hand.
3. Bruce Springsteen
- Venue: TD Garden, Boston
- Date: March 20, 2023
- Price: $4995.50
A pioneer in the music industry with 20 GRAMMYS, an Oscar, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The accolades are numerous and prestigious, spanning this artist’s 40-year career.
He is heading an extensive tour, starting in Florida throughout the US, and will then head to Europe. Locations where you can find him include Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Rome, Paris, Dublin, and on.
He has announced plans to tour with his E Street Band. However, as a result of some heath problems, many of the tour dates have been postponed to 2024, which only makes the tickets even more sought after.
- Venue: MetLife Stadium, New Jersey
- Date: July 29, 2023
- Price: $6134
Simply put, this artist prescribes to one of the most dynamic and entertaining performances concertgoers willingly ascribe the highest price points to participate in.
She is headlining a tour for the first time in seven years to support “Renaissance” from 2022. She starts in Europe and works throughout the summer and fall throughout North America. According to Billboard, the Renaissance World Tour has already grossed $295.8 million, proving that it’s her highest-grossing tour to date.
This is a very broad list of among the highest price points a concertgoer will pay for tickets in a select market today. That doesn’t mean there aren’t more in other genres. These are a mere sampling of a few from a couple of different genres to get you started saving for your next musical excursion.
1 . Taylor Swift
- Venue: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
- Date: August 3, 2023
- Price: $11,000
Taylor Swift is the youngest entertainer to receive the coveted GRAMMY award for Album of the Year, but she didn’t only receive one GRAMMY; she’s had the fortune of being a seven-time recipient.
As the only female artist and the fourth overall, Taylor achieved a million in sales with an album two times for Speak in 2010 and RED in 2012. The authentic young woman has established herself as a savvy entrepreneur but has never strayed from “never meeting a stranger.”
She hasn’t been in concert since 2018 making “The Eras Tour” much anticipated and difficult to get tickets for. It will be her first time out since releasing albums including “Midnight, Folklore, and Lover,” with the billing touting the tour as “a journey across various musical eras.”
It started in Arizona in March, with tickets currently being virtually impossible to find and prices outrageous if you can find them. She’s on stage for close to three hours, and a few “extra” songs are played at every venue. According to the LA Times, some resale tickets have sold for as much as $11,000.
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